Read time: 1 minute

Donald Trump Dismantles Teleprompters In Frustration During Rally

I'm only surprised that he didn't blame the MSM for sabotaging his equipment.

During a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina Friday night, Donald Trump got frustrated when his teleprompters stopped working and dismantled them to the crowd's delight, while shouting, "You know what? I like it better without the teleprompter. Get this thing outta here, will you.”

Trump has always hated using teleprompters because he has trouble reading the words and delivering them to audiences. He'd much rather wing it, which lends itself to word salad beat poems, unrelated topics and long rambling stretches.

Trump said to the audience, "These teleprompters haven’t been working for the last 20 minutes. And I actually like my speech better without teleprompters.”

He continued, "Here’s the way I work. Here’s the way government works. So, the teleprompter’s a bummer. It doesn’t work. That means the company doing the teleprompter is in the back. That means they didn’t do a good job. So I won’t pay them. And tomorrow I’ll have a story in the newspaper: ‘Donald Trump did not pay a contractor who put up the teleprompters.’ Well why should I? They don’t work. And they’ll make me like I’m a bad guy like I’m a bad person.”

He used the malfunctioning devices to promote the idea that when he gets sued it's because he only stiffs small business contractors when he doesn't like the work they do.

With electrical or high tech devices, there's always technical difficulties that arises when you're on the road and musicians or other performers are prepared to deal with them, not stiff their vendors when a problem comes up.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team